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museum in grand rapids, michigan. >>> we turn overseas to afghanistan. bold words were delivered by president obama's new defense secretary, leon panetta. he said about al qaeda, i think we have them on the run. and that victory is, quote, within reach. ababs david kerley is in washington. >> reporter: having succeeded after nine, long years in the hunt for osama bin laden, the new defense secretary boldly says the u.s. is on the verge of defeating al qaeda. >> i think we have them on the run. >> reporter: but speaking to reporters on his way to afghanistan, panetta said timing is critital. >> i think now is the moment to put maximum pressure on them because i do believe that if we continue this effort, that we can really cripple al qaeda, as a threat to this country. >> reporter: here's why. with the killing of bin laden, u.s. forces recovered a treasure trove of intelligence. panetta revealed today they have been able to identify 10 to 120 al qaeda leaders who are based in 4 countries. >> if we can go after them, i think we really can strategically defeat al qaeda. >> reporter:
the true meaning of independence day. ♪ >> the soldiers in the southeastern corner of afghanistan took part in a flag-raising ceremony. they were sent to afghanistan as part of president obama's troop surge. >>> the sacrifice so many have made in the fight for freedom a stark indication this morning that more americans are unaware of the very origins of this holiday. listen to this. a new poll finds that 42% of americans don't know the u.s. declared independence, 1776, folks, and 24% don't know that we declared independence from the british. >> come on. >> i categorically cannot accept that. >> there you go. >> unbelievable. >>> unbelievable. although this is of course, independence day, fourth of july. we're desperate for one day of great weather. we turn to you, stephanie roberts in today for sam. for the very latest. stephanie. >> good morning. no pressures, since you have to deliver a good fireworks forecast to the nation. yesterday, some very rough weather. moving through the d.c. area. in fact, one fatality from a tree falling on a man riding his bike. you can see folks evacuating the
afghanistan with some troops marking their last holiday away before coming home and they have very simple wishes about who and what it is they want to see first when they get here. mike? >> reporter: david, it's another windy, dustyay ar forward operating base shahrana where soldiers from the 101st airborne have spent the past year, they missed labor day, thanksgiving, christmas, easter and memorial day. and now, there is one last holiday to get through before they go home, the fourth of july. >> blackjack where you at? >> reporter: this unit has a rich history, 101st airborne named a band of brothers during world war ii. today they took a break. knowing that home is coming soon. they can picture it. what do you miss most about home on fourth of july? >> believe it or not, my grill. >> good barbecue. >> sierra madre has a fourth of july parade every year and it's cool. everybody in the town comes out. a lot of fun. so, that's what i miss this year. >> miss the lake, definitely. green grass. that's my -- >> real ground. >> i miss my mama. >> reporter: on this day a powerful lesson. >> toug
in afghanistan. all of this, one more sign of the growing tensions between the u.s. and pakistan. >>> as all of this debate over spending plays out in washington, in towns across this untry, millimeters of americans just want to find a job. tonight, another stunning number behind the new and rising unemployment figures. it now takes ten months to find a job, the longest ever. millions of americans now have only food stamps to get by, and those benefits kick in once a month and midnight. and it's created a new shopper in this country. the familying heading out in darkness to get their food. here's abc's steve osunsami. >> reporter: we responsibility more than a month following leslie benson and her family. she was laid off from her job two years ago. her unemployment has run out. and the state gives her just $97 in food stamps each month to feed her family of three. >> we live for that last day of the month so we can restock and replenish. >> reporter: we gave them a camera to show us how in the world they make their food last 30 days. by the second week, they were already worried. >> this is
home from the middle east, they will have company. two stray dogs in afghanistan are getting ready to leave the war zone behind. they found comfort and companionship with a company of army soldiers on a remote fire base. now as the troops return home, their spouses have raised nearly $6,000 through the internet to fly the dogs back to the u.s. >>> ten minutes away from five. today, senator mikulski will be in frederick with news that will bring a sigh of relief to some veterans. she plans to announce more than $1 million in federal grants to help veterans in fed ribbing and surrounding -- frederick and surrounding counties to find jobs. it will help them find jobs or services such as job training mentoring and mental health services. >>> 4:50. autism remains a mystery but experts blamed most of the risk on inherited genes. now one of the largest studies of twins shifts the focus to the womb suggesting a mother's age and health may play a larger role than previously thought. the study found a higher than expected rate of autism in fraternal twins. new study didn't try to determine w
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